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Educating for Wisdom

Wednesday 10th November 2010

Educating for Wisdom

Wisdom – Solomon prayed for it, Job searched for it, Paul said that Jesus was it. How is wisdom learnt and lived; and what part do teachers play in the giving of this gift for which human beings long. Educating for wisdom - the importance of teaching wisdom alongside knowledge will seek to explore the nature, place and value of a Biblical understanding of wisdom and what part this can or should play in education. 


The Rt Rev Dr Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry

Rt Rev Dr Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of CoventryDr Christopher Cocksworth served as the Director of the Southern Theological Education and Training Scheme from 1997 to 2001. He was made an Honorary Canon of Guildford Cathedral in 1999. He has been Principal of Ridley Hall since 2001, and was appointed Bishop of Coventry in 2008.

He has a keen interest in the interface between worship and doctrine, and between charismatic experience and Anglican liturgy, as well as in forms of worship, ministry and church life for a missionary age.

His various publications include Evangelical Eucharistic Thought in the Church of England; Holy, Holy, Holy: Worshipping the Trinitarian God; Being a Priest Today: Exploring Priestly Identity; An Anglican Companion, and soon to be published, Holding Together: Gospel, Church and Spirit. He has also been the author of a number of Grove booklets.

Dr John Shortt

Dr John ShorttIn his work as Travelling Secretary for the European Educators’ Christian Association (EurECA), John leads seminars and speaks at conferences for Christian teachers all over Europe and even as far away as Kyrgyzstan and the United States.

He taught Mathematics at secondary level for many years and was the founding Director of the Charis Project and Head of Research at the Stapleford Centre.

He was co-author with David Smith of The Bible and the task of teaching and is presently working on a book for Christian teachers in the Russian-speaking world. He has been an editor of ‘Journal of Education and Christian Belief’ since it first appeared in 1997. 


Coton House, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23 0AA

Coton House is a very comfortable, purpose built conference centre belonging to the Royal Mail. Situated on the A426 just north of Rugby, Warwickshire, it is very convenient for trains to Rugby and is adjacent to Junction 1 of the M6, connecting with the M6, M1 and A14.


The Christian Consultants' Network day will commence with coffee at 9.30am and will finish by 3.00pm. More detailed programme available here.

Conference Costs

As with our previous meetings there is no charge for attending this day although donations would be gratefully received.

The Christian Consultants' Network

Conceived by The Stapleford Centre, Christian Consultants’ Network Days enable Christians working in leadership roles within schools, dioceses and local education authorities to explore current educational issues and initiatives from a distinctively Christian perspective. More...

Conference Registration

Registration for this conference closed on Tuesday 9th November 2010.